Google Doodle Reminds Indians Of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi, India’s First Doctor And Woman Legislator

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi, a multifaceted personality involving in every sphere of life – healthcare, social, lawmaker and a rebel. Today is her 133rd birth anniversary and Google is celebrating her life with a Doodle.

Meet Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi

Born in 1886 in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddi was first in doing many things in India. Following are her achievements.

• First Indian girl student in the Department of Surgery at Madras College

• First woman doctor in India in 1912

• First woman house surgeon in the Government Maternity Hospital, Madras

• First woman member and vice president of the Madras Legislative Council

Social issues

• Fought for social inequality and gender inequality

• Co-founded Women’s Indian Association in 1918

• Increased the minimum age for marriages for girls as a lawmaker

• Passing of Immoral Traffic Control Act and Devadasi system abolishment Bill

Freedom struggle

• Resigned from Council in support of Salt Satyagraha
• Established Avvai Home to shelter and educate girls in 1930


• Opened the Cancer Institute in Chennai in 1954

• Awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1956

Google Doodle

The Google Doodle portrays Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi in the attire of a lawmaker. She’s seen guiding women including young girls the way to liberate themselves from social and gender inequalities. Dr. MuthulakshmiReddi is wearing spectacles and holding a book in her right hand. Her left hand is raised towards the way to liberation. Created by Bangalore-based guest artist Archana Sreenivasan, the Doodle displays the life and objective of Dr. MuthulakshmiReddi.

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